I know, I haven't been shooting much outside of the studio. Blame me being sick since the holidays. Blame it being cold outside. Who knows? Maybe I just feel like I really need to work on my technique behind the camera so it becomes more automatic when working with clients... who knows? For now, I am happy working indoors, with the heat turned up, and the pots from our collection just keep on coming!
The first piece here is my first attempt at a narrow teabowl, made when I first arrived at Utah State. Neil Estrick had built a tiny salt kiln to
These last two bowls (three images) were made in the final months of my time at USU. I had finished my thesis exhibition (and all the insane drama that ensued), and had some time on my hand before having to leave UT behind. I had been toying with the idea of colored slips, loaded with stains and fluxed a little more than most potters would flux a slip (closer to a glaze to begin with), and then overlaid that with a rich "white" fake ash, high calcium glaze. I love the way it pulls at the colored slips and how the color modulates and collects in odd rivulets. I feel like this body of work was just beginning during this time. One of those periods I wouldn't mind going back to and working through some more!